Four area fire departments responded to the scene of a house fire in Newtown Township this afternoon..
The fire was called in by a neighbor who witnessed smoke pouring out of windows of the home next door at 2775 Thompson Run Road.
South Zanesville, Roseville, Falls Township, and Newton Township fire departments responded to the call and contained the fire to a few rooms within the house. No one was home at the time of the fire.
"The house has suffered a lot of smoke damage as well as fire damage in a couple rooms. We are still investigating to see the extent of damages," said Captain Josh Bryan of the Newton Township Fire Department.
The warmer temperatures today as well as the amount of smoke from the flames made for a challenging fight on behalf of the fire fighters.
"The crews did have to search to find the fire itself. There was a lot of heavy smoke. It made visibility very poor. So they had to get inside to see the fire," said Captain Bryan.
No one was injured during the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.